After two months of closure, the famous hot dog joint is back.
On March 15, the iconic hot dog joint closed its doors for the first time in 80 years due to COVID-19 health and safety orders. After what seemed like forever, it reopened on August 12, but as cases surged during the winter, the owners decided to close once again. Now, after two long months, the roadside landmark is back with its unmissable lines and creatively topped offerings.
From the celebrity-inspired dogs like the Martha Stewart Dog (a 9″ stretch dog with relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut, and sour cream) to the Polish Pastrami Dog Swiss (a cheese dog covered with pastrami and mustard), the delicious combinations have been sorely missed by Angelenos.
All 25 furloughed staff have been brought back, but some have taken on new Covid-specific duties. Several of these new roles include a mask monitor, a sanitizer monitor, and someone handing out menus with social distancing picks. Additionally, social distancing monitors will be keeping the hungry fans in check—since the lines inevitably wrapped right around the block.
Additionally, there’s a list of protocols and changes that have been introduced to ensure their customers’ safety. For starters, they hired an environmental firm to be deep clean the entire property. All open-air counter had plexiglass installed on them, all sinks and soap dispensers will be touchless, and all on-site dining will take place on their outdoor patio with reduced capacity and at least 8 feet between tables.
Location: 709 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, United States
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